In the passage 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Paul summarizes the gospel message that Christ died for our sins according to what was prophesized in the scripture. He was buried, raised from the dead on the third day, and witnesses saw Him alive.
Paul substantiates Christ’s resurrection with eye witnesses. Peter saw Jesus after the resurrection, the disciples saw Him, and at least five hundred other people saw Him (v. 6). Also, James the half-brother of Jesus saw Him after the resurrection and then Paul himself.
The best way to prove something is by eye witnesses. Paul explains that it is by the grace of God that he became an apostle and witness for Christ because he had persecuted the church earlier in life only to become one of its greatest advocate.
So too, it is by the gift of grace that you have the opportunity to witness for Christ. Grace is received by faith, anyone is eligible, Christ is the source, and grace is eternally available so that God can accomplish great things through you. Because of the gift of grace, you will be blessed and others will be blessed.
This day with You God, we are thankful for the facts of the gospel. Prophesized in scripture, substantiated by Christ’s resurrection, and proven by witnesses. Because of the gift of grace, we all can be witnesses for Christ. We can meet great people and develop great memories. We can learn about the best way to live and what is truly important in life. Most of all, we can pass on to others the facts of the gospel so that they can receive Your gift. Amen.